5 Window Additions to Add to Your Home

Homes that have attractive and large windows seem inviting. Along with a house’s architectural structure, the design and size of windows can enhance the beauty of a home. Windows that are energy efficient or made for security can also increase the value of a home.

Larger Windows for Aesthetic Appearance

When your home needs remodeling, there are a number of changes to make, of course. One way to bring about window glass replacement is the installation of new windows. While these new windows are often chosen mainly because they are energy savers, their aesthetic quality is certainly something to consider. Often, you can purchase new, larger windows that are more attractive and, thus, add to the beauty of your residence.

Bow Windows

Bow windows can add appeal to the exterior of your home, as well as contribute instant visual interior interest. As a resident, you also will appreciate the extended space that can be used for a window seat, a Christmas tree, or simply an area where more light can enter a room. Children like the seclusion these seats offer, and pets often enjoy them, too, as they can have a sense of the outdoors from the comfort of the house.

Bay Windows

Adding bay windows to your home involves some reconstruction as part of an exterior wall must be removed and three walls constructed (two sides extended and a “bump-out” made). But, bay windows create a charming atmosphere indoors while making the exterior of the house more interesting.

Energy-Efficient Windows

It is certainly a good idea to make window glass replacements with new energy-efficient glass. For instance, Low-E Glass is glass that has a low-emissivity coating that reduces the number of UV rays that can come through windows. This glass does not affect how much light the room has; it just reduces the fading and discoloration that can occur on such things as the furniture, carpets, curtains, and paintings in your home. Both double-pane and triple-pane glass typically have argon gas that acts as an insulator. There is also a spacer between the layers of the multiple pane glass. These features provide comfort and protection against the elements as they prevent outside temperatures from entering the home.

Textured, Tinted, and Patterned Glass Windows

Ornate glass certainly adds to the beauty of a home. Adding color or pattern to windows or entryways is interesting and can renew an area of the house.

Windows can make a big difference to the atmosphere of a home. If you want to make significant improvements around your home, consider adding new windows or replacing the ones you currently have.